Support CFR

The Rita Hauser Annual Event

About the Meeting Series

These CFR meetings are made possible by the generous support of CFR member Rita E. Hauser.

Rita E. Hauser is a retired senior partner at the New York City law firm of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan.

The meetings include:


Climate Change

The Investing in a Sustainable Future virtual symposium was held on March 9 and 10, 2021. The event convened experts to examine how financial markets currently assess climate risk, as well as potential measures to ensure better incorporation of climate considerations. Keynote speaker Larry Fink of BlackRock discussed how investors and businesses can adapt to the challenges posed by a changing climate. Presented as part of the Rita Hauser Annual Event, the symposium was made possible by the generous support of the Hauser Foundation


This symposium will convene CFR scholars and experts from think tanks and academic institutions to examine the state of democratic governments around the world, the roles of economics, identity, and technology in empowering or undermining democracy, and what steps governments can take to protect and promote democracy at home and abroad. This symposium is made possible by the generous support of the Hauser Foundation.

Middle East and North Africa

Panelists look at America's longest war and examine strategies for how to bring it to an end.


Panelists address Iran's influence in Syria, Iraq, and the Gulf and offer ideas on how to counter Tehran's efforts.

Middle East and North Africa

For this event, the panel discusses the past, present, and future of the Middle East. 
No publications were found for this project.